Meet the Conservatives Lobbying Lawmakers to Act on Climate Change

Last month, conservatives from around the country gathered in DC for the first ever Conservative Climate Lobby Day. They represent a growing number of conservatives who worry that the Republican party is losing ground on the issue of climate change.

One of the participants, 22-year-old Jacob Abel, told VICE News that the party might lose young people like himself if it doesn’t lead more on climate policy.

“I think that’s why they’re starting to move on it more now because they see the writing on the wall. This is an important issue for people who are my age. They want to see climate change addressed. They want conservative Republican solutions for it. So if they don’t adjust to it, I think they will lose voters.”

Abel and about seventy other conservative lobbyists spent two days in DC- one for training, one for lobbying – to push Republican lawmakers on the Energy and Carbon Dividend Act. It would place a carbon fee on emissions to be paid out by companies. And that money would be given back to citizens as a dividend check to American households. The bill has some sweeteners for conservatives too, like halting certain greenhouse gas regulations in the Clean Air Act.

Their lobbying didn’t result in congressional action on the bill, which still only has one republican co-sponsor. The lobbyists even found resistance with certain Republican members who are considered the party leaders on the issue.

Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana, a state ravaged by receding coastline, is the ranking member on the House Select Committee for the Climate Crisis. VICE News spoke with him in his office on Capitol Hill to hear his approach to tackling climate change and how that differs from what the conservatives lobbyists are proposing.

To Graves, much of the problem is a messaging issue that the public has not been made aware of the successful climate initiatives already underway.

“We need to do a better job educating people about the extraordinary progress that we’ve made.”

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Attorney: Brothers regret role in alleged Smollett attack

The attorney for two brothers who allegedly faked an attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says the men regret their involvement in the incident. Gloria Schmidt represents Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo. (March 13)

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Young M.A’s Music Corner Ep. 1: Review Of Cardi B And Rich The Kid (HBO)

In this week’s Music Critic, 25-year-old Brooklyn native Young M.A reviews new music including: “Butterflies” Kacey Musgraves, “Plug Walk” by Rich the Kid, “Be Careful” by Cardi B, and “Not Abel” by Hop Along.

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Mastaba Audio – Mephisto

Out now on Subculture Digital !

http://www.beatport.com/release/mephisto-way-of-life/937917

Mastaba Audio begins to produce dnb in 2007; in 2009 and 2010 he supports Jungle Riot with guests like Lynx (UK), Maztek, Plunk, Arp-xp, HLZ (UK), Wax & Noname, Aphrodite, Ulterior Motive (UK), Spectrasoul (UK), LNRipley (+ ninja outta SUBSONICA), Tayone, Dabs.
He also played with: DJ Gruff, Bonnot, Cubba Cabbal, Ancona Massive crew, Colle der Fomento.
In March 2011 he released his first EP “Program your Brain – Stalk Me”
for “Mindstorm Records” (USA).
In 2011 he transmits half an hour mixtape offering its tracks on 2 Web
Radio from Rome, Fusoradio.net &Radiosonar.net, in a special episode
called SOLIDUS AUDIO with Andypop (ROME) and
Jazzsteppa (UK).
In march 2012 relase with
“Modulate Recordings,” the trio “Raise Of Abel” “Industrial Pain”,”Tribal Dance” wich ride the BEATPORT top 100 dum and bass track and BEATPORT top 100 relases.

A multifaceted artist that always manages to involve the listener both when he shows his deep,epic and mystic sound and when he proposes his aggressive style,
dirty and rough.
Strong old school roots, in
a totally renovated and fresh style.

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